Swimming Pool

There is a small, enclosed swimming pool at Pendarren which, depending on the temperature, is used from Easter to October. It can be used for training with kayaks e.g. support strokes and rolling.

Countryside Study Centre

This is a large, well-equipped classroom block separate to the main building, which is used for briefings and for evening follow up work. It is equipped with an interactive whiteboard, toilets, showers, a good range of field study and laboratory equipment as well as a library. There is also a computer suite which can be used by groups for follow up work and for writing journals. The building is also available for separate hire and can seat up to 80.

Climbing Tower

Pendarren has a 12 metre high climbing and abseiling tower. In addition there is an all-ability area with low angle climbing and a wheelchair abseil site, and a bouldering wall in the Annexe.

High Ropes Course

This 12 metre high tower provides an exciting range of challenges for groups and indiduals. It enables groups of young people or adults to develop interpersonal skills through sharing challenges such as the Jacobs Ladder or All Aboard. As well as being tremendous fun the High Ropes Course is a focus for planned activities providing personal development training for children and adults.

Camp Site

There is a small campsite suitable for DofE expedition groups. There is space for groups of up to 15 people. There is a covered cooking area and toilet, groups can hire the Countryside Study Centre if they require a large room. This facility does require booking in advance.


Pendarren House has several acres of grounds that include: Team challenge activities, a variety of Wildlife habitats such as ponds, pasture, woodland. Tepee for group work, Football/Volleyball area Bushcraft area Orienteering courses Low ropes course Sensory garden Table tennis


Fleet of well maintained minibuses, including a 17 seat minibus that can be adapted to carry one wheelchair.

Other Resources

All-terrain wheelchairs. Teaching resources include: Whiteboards, Smartboards, Visualiser, Laptops, Cameras, Video cameras.